Tuesday, April 10, 2007

A Morning At The Hospital

While I was on my way to Columbus a few days ago, my wife called and informed me that my youngest son, Nick, needed some minor outpatient surgery. It was scheduled for this morning. We had to be at the hospital at 8:00 AM. Everything went fine. The surgeon was someone that I went to high school with many years ago. I have not seen him in quite a while. He was looking very old. I suppose I should look in the mirror. He seemed like a grown up. I am still going to rock concerts. I don't really want to be a doctor but I wonder if he would have liked to have seen Eric Clapton?

It is another beautiful spring day. At this moment it is 52 degrees. Soon my son and I will head to the day care to pick up Chloe. Afterwards we will head for my wife's office and then all of us will have some dinner somewhere.

Tomorrow it is back to work for me. I have been off five days. It has been very nice. Whenever I am away from work more than a weekend I imagine that I am retired. Is this what it will feel like? To be honest I would be bored with too much time on my hands and nothing to do. The idea of retirement sounds great but I would eventually need something in my life to replace the work that I currently do. I would need some structure and activity.

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